Students fear visa issues if they report poor mental health

The confusion has risen around a policy from Immigration New Zealand which states that all non-New Zealanders coming to the country must have an acceptable standard of health. Students have said they are reluctant to disclose mental health challenges in case it makes...

US sector reacts to visa interview waivers and travel reopening

On September 14, the US announced student visa applicants who were previously issued any type of visa, were never refused a visa and have no apparent ineligibility could be eligible to forgo visa interview requirements. Additionally, first-time US visa applicants from...

US announces visa interview waivers for some students

Individuals applying for F, M and academic J-visas, including students, professors, research scholars, short-term scholars, or specialists, may have visa interview requirements waived by consular officers. Consulates may grant waivers to applicants who were previously...

Chinese students face lengthy delays in visa applications to the UK

“I was offered the option of paying 8800 yuan (£989) to receive the visa within 24 hours after contacting the visa centre in Beijing on 28 August,” a Chinese student said on social media, “But UKVI told me that the decision of my application had been made on 16...

Chinese graduate visa ban has “overly broad criteria”

Under the presidential proclamation, which has been continued by the Biden administration, graduates and researchers with links to China’s ‘military-civil fusion strategy’ are banned from entering the US.  “The policy might deal a significant blow to innovation and...